Reconstruction Exhibition of Kispest

Kispest Újjáépítési Kiállítása

1947 Hungarian A1 23x33" (60x84cm)

Artist: Kereszty

Grade: Fine to Very Fine


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English title: Reconstruction Exhibition of Kispest

Poster title: Kispest Újjáépítési Kiállítása

Artist: Kereszty

Poster Year: 1947

Poster Origin: Hungarian

Size: A1  23x33"  (60x84cm)

Categories: Bold ColorsMid-Century ModernEastern EuropeanExhibition & EventsPropaganda

Keywords: 1940sbluefactoryindustrysilhouettesmoke stacktoolstravel

Grade: C7-C8  Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Very minimal handling/edge wear, small chip on left side, small stain in lower right quadrant.

Most people don’t realize it, but Budapest was originally two different cities — Buda on the west bank of the Danube River and Pest on the east bank. They were officially unified as a single city in 1873, but in many ways they are still unique. This beautiful poster celebrates the post-war redevelopment of Kispest, which at the turn of the 19th century had been a sleepy farming community of several thousand people on the outskirts of Pest. However, by 1947 the population had exploded and only a few years after this redevelopment exhibition Kispest was officially re-zoned as the 19th district of Budapest.

This reconstruction poster has a goregous design that combines elements of constructivism, Bauhaus and mid-century modernism. This post-war Hungarian poster is extremely scarce and this particular print came out of a print and design museum that recently closed it’s doors. Once this is gone don’t expect another one to surface anytime soon.

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